March Instagram Round-up

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At the end of every month, I like to post my 4 top favorite #ootd’s (outfits of the day) on my Instagram. Now that I have a blog going, I thought it might be helpful to ’round up’ the looks and list the details below (similar details are listed if the exact piece is not available). I have 7 work styles from March, and 3 weekend ootd’s. The weather in Arizona has been pretty up and down with near 90 degree temperatures to temps in the low 60’s (which then feels freezing!).  I noticed as I was putting this all together that I have been very into stripes, blacks, whites, and blues… pretty normal for me! See all #ootd details below. – – … Read More

Spring Dresses under $30

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Happy Wednesday! Today, I’m highlighting spring [and summer] dresses under $30 with Forever 21. I have put together two shopping boards below. One board showcases must-have maxis you’ll wear all summer, and one displays short dresses that will take you to family & friend reunions, shopping dates, coffee and brunch on the weekends, and everything in between! (Note that Forever 21 offers free shipping on orders over $50.) Budget Friendly Maxi Dresses I adore the wispy pastel colors and the floral patterns that are everywhere for spring right now! I appreciate how many of these maxi dresses also measure longer, so depending on how tall you are – flat strappy sandals or cute wedges will take these dresses anywhere. They are also a perfect transition … Read More

The Weekend Dress you NEED

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Hi all! Happy Sunday! In Arizona, spring has arrived in full force – meaning we are already hitting 90 degrees. This heat is REAL. My husband and I enjoyed a festival in Scottsdale late Saturday afternoon and I just had to share my outfit! I think it ended up being so comfy yet stylish. Whenever E and I plan to attend a local event, I’m one of those girls who has to google for photos to see what everyone usually wears. I like to see a full mix of styles before I pick an outfit. (Self conscious, YES! That’s me!)  Well, for one of the first times EVER, I had this outfit picked out way ahead of time! It is that good! GIRLS! Look … Read More

One Dress 4 Ways

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You may have noticed (especially if you follow along on Instagram) that I have had so much fun layering with dresses! I guess in Arizona, our temperatures allow us to do that pretty easily during our “cool” months. I wanted to share a recent gem I found – a navy swing dress! Old Navy sold the most beautiful burgundy dress in the fall season (see that post here), and unfortunately I was too late to order it in more than one color. Since the day it sold out, I have been on the hunt for a dress just like it. And friends, my search is up! This dress is from SheIn Clothing, and is long enough for work, and the material is thick and flattering. It comes … Read More

Under $30 with Forever 21

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Another edition of shopping on a budget is here! On Wednesdays, I’m highlighting trendy yet very affordable pieces from stores where I enjoy shopping. Today I’m sharing a shopping board with things under $30 (and many under $20) from Forever 21 that I am ready to house in my own closet! (Note that Forever 21 offers free shipping on orders over $50.) For those of you into layering over dresses like me, I am loving this chunky tie sweater. Pairing it with black boots then a striped or solid dress would be so cute! I found a few chic looks for the gym, too – fabulous gym wear always gets me more motivated to go. Check out this sleeveless hoodie and Saturday & Sunday tank (because don’t we all need an extra day … Read More

Winter Plaid

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January is here! Full swing into winter! I especially love pulling out blacks and whites, and then adding pops of color with either a vest, bag, scarf, or jewelry. With the season comes the promise of boots and tights weather, and it is so fun to find pretty little dresses to go with them! I received this dress for my birthday from my sister and think it’s a gorgeous winter plaid. I found that pairing it with tights (or even leggings) really brought it into the colder season. Styling Winter Plaid Since Arizona gets such a mild winter, I thought the sleeves looked cute cuffed up, although the sleeve length was just perfect when they were left down, too! E gave me this beautiful cross body bag for my … Read More